Chocolate and banana jam Recipe

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serves:

4

Cost:

not

Total Time:

00:30

Prep:

00:20

Cooking:

00:10

Forget store bought chocolate spreads, this delicious, quick and easy treat will be a guaranteed hit with the family and will last three months if the kids don’t finish it off sooner!

Ingredients

  • 800g bananas (about 6 very large ripe ones)
  • 100g dark chocolate (use 70+ cocoa solids – coarsely chopped)
  • 40ml amaretto
  • 200ml water (room temperature)
  • 420g organic unrefined raw cane sugar

Method

  • First place your jam jars in a pre-heated oven (130oC for 15minutes to sterilise the jars). Secondly make sure you have weighed all your ingredients and your equipment and utensils are ready.

  • Thinly slice banana, about 1mm thickness. Transfer the banana to a large saucepan with the water and sugar. Mix well on a medium heat, stir constantly and bring the mixture to a full rolling boil (where the bubbles do not stop when you stir it).

  • Once the mixture starts to boil, skim away any excessive scum, stirring constantly all the time.

  • Keep at a rolling boil for another 2 minutes, stirring constantly till the mixture becomes clearer and brighter.

  • Add in the dark chocolate, mix well and bring it back to boil. Once chocolate has melted, remove from the heat immediately, stir in the amaretto.

  • Laddle the hot jam into hot sterilised jars leaving a gap of about 1-2cm from the top.

  • The chocolate and banana jam will keep up to 3 months if stored in fridge or in a cool, dark cupboard. Once opened, store in fridge and best consumed within 1 week – if it lasts that long!

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